origin of ESPN?

Based in Bristol, Conn. "ESPN: Launched: September 7, 1979 as the flagship network. Households: Surpassed 90 million households on June 1, 2005. ESPN2 Launched: October 1, 1993 in 10 million households. ESPN Classic Launched: May 6, 1995 (as Classic Sports Network) with 6,500 subscribers in Ada, Okla. ESPNEWS Launched: Nov. 1, 1996 with 1.5 million subscribers. ESPN DEPORTES Launched: Jan. 7, 2004. Check the link out lots of interesting things. ie ESPN MILESTONES Sept. 7, 1979 ESPN launches at 7 p.m. ET April 1983 ESPN begins distributing programming internationally. April 30, 1984 ABC completes acquisition of ESPN from Getty Oil. Later sells 20 percent to Nabisco, which is later bought by Hearst. January 1987 ESPN airs the America's Cup live from Australia; overwhelming response proves impact of cable and ESPN. Mar. 15, 1987 ESPN awarded NFL's first cable contract; begins fall '87. Mar. 31, 1988 ESPN International debuts in Central and South America Jan. 5, 1989 ESPN and Major League Baseball reach a four-year agreement to begin in 1990. March 31, 1989 ESPN International launches its first network, ESPN in Latin America. Jan.1, 1992 ESPN Radio launches. Oct. 1, 1993 ESPN2 launches in 10 million homes. May 9, 1994 ESPN acquires Creative Sports (now ESPN Regional Television). Nov. 7, 1994 ESPN acquires SportsTicker. April 1, 1995 ESPNET SportsZone (now ESPN.com) launches. Feb. 9, 1996 The Walt Disney Company completes acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (which owns ESPN, Inc.). Nov. 1, 1996 ESPNEWS launches. Oct. 9, 1997 ESPN, Inc. acquires Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic). March 11, 1998 ESPN The Magazine launches. July 11, 1998 First ESPN Zone, in Baltimore, opens. Sept. 7, 1999 ESPN, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary. March 14, 2001 ESPN2 reaches 75 million homes faster than any other network - 89 months. April 1, 2001 ESPN Deportes, a year-round block of exclusive Sunday night Spanish-language programming, premieres. April 4, 2001 ESPN acquires the business and assets of BASS, Inc., the largest fishing organization in the world. June 5, 2001 ESPN Today launches. Oct. 22, 2001 ESPN announces an 11-year agreement with the NCAA to televise every game of the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament. Jan. 22, 2002 ESPN reaches agreement for multimedia NBA coverage, becoming the first network to televise all four major professional sports-NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA. Mar. 4, 2002 ESPN Classic Sport in France debuts. Later that year, ESPN Classic Sport launches in Italy. March 30, 2003 ESPN HD, a high-definition simulcast service of ESPN, launches. June 2003 ESPN Pay-Per-View, a new service based primarily on pay-per-view events, launches. Jan. 7, 2004 ESPN Deportes, a 24-hour, Spanish language sports network, launches. June 7, 2004 ESPN's state-of-the-art Digital Center opens. SportsCenter is the first studio program televised on ESPN HD. Sept. 7, 2004 ESPN, Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary. Dec. 1, 2004 ESPN announces it will launch Mobile ESPN, a new wireless phone service target to sports fans. Jan. 6, 2005 ESPN2 HD, a high-definition simulcast service of ESPN2, launches. March 4, 2005 ESPNU, a 24-hour network devoted to college sports, launches. April 18, 2005 ESPN Acquires Monday Night Football for eight years, beginning in 2006. June 1, 2005 ESPN, along with the Discovery Channel, becomes the first network in cable television history to pass the 90-million subscriber mark in the U.S. Sept. 14, 2005 ESPN reaches agreement with Major League Baseball for eight years, through 2013. Nov. 2, 2005 ESPN acquires rights for multiple Men's and Women's World Cups. Dec. 7, 2005 ESPN announces eight-year agreement with NASCAR, 2007 - 2014. "

March Madness Game Times?

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7823505/2013-ncaa-tournament-schedule-key-dates .. All we know so far is right here...............................................GO CUSE:)

Will Notre Dame Sr. Forward Jack Cooley have an NBA career?

maybe he needs to start in European Basketball Leagues first -- did he study any foreign languages at Notre Dame?

NCAA men's basketball?

Not this year. Maybe in 2013 or 2014 they might have some first/second or third/fourth round games. But, in 2015, Indianapolis is going to have the Final Four!

Does anyone have predictions for the 2013-2014 college basketball ncaa tournament all 64 teams?

Who will win the 2013 NCAA Tournament (Basketball)?

hmmmm yes louisville and florida state.no one from FS got drafted so theyre all coming back.plus alot of these high prospect highschool kids are going to UCLA

If the 2009-10 UConn womens' basketball team were a WNBA team, how would they fare?

They would be the Nets of the WNBA. The WNBA is a lot more physical than the college game, and because of the small roster sizes (11) and competition for those spots, it's probably overall one of the most talented leagues in sport. They have the two top college players in Maya Moore and Tina Charles, and Kalana Greene is most likely a first round draft this year. However, their last two starters are both sophomores, and while both are very talented and have potential, they are still young and have a lot of development left; Caroline Doty especially, who is playing her first full year of basketball having lost her senior year in high school and freshman year to two torn ACLs. Doty has also been predominantly running the point for the team, which is a new position for her this year, moving from shooting guard, and it takes a substantial mental shift. Both she and Tiffany Hayes likely to be drafted, but a lot can happen, and needs to happen, in two years, one of the biggest issues probably being consistency - when they play well, they play *really* well, and while on an off-day, they're still better than a lot of players out there and they still work just as hard, ultimately the ball has to get in the net to win. The bench, while not as weak as many have suggested, is no where near the level of WNBA play. It depends on need, but overall, Kelly Faris is probably the best player on the bench and she's just a freshman. If she continues her development like she has done this year, she'll probably be drafted in 2013, but right now, she won't be able to match up with against even the 11th person on a WNBA team. Against the right team, at the right time, they probably would be able to win a few games. If all the starters are all clicking on all cylinders (like the first half of the 2nd round NCAA tournament game against Temple this year), then they would have a good chance of winning. Charles and Moore would both need to stay out of foul trouble, and would probably play close to, if not the entire 40 minutes. They'd probably be most successful against a team without a strong low post presence, where they can continually pound the ball into Charles. The major mismatch would be in guard play, against players like Diana Taurasi or Sue Bird. Geno has said his guards now wouldn't have been able to deal with the Taurasi/Bird back court when they were still in college, much less with how they play now (although to be fair, not many guards at all could deal with them in college) They have great team defense, and if they were able to match that effectiveness, the 24 second WNBA shot clock would definitely work in their favor. They'd probably be involved in low scoring games on both sides, but most WNBA teams will have a greater offense than the Huskies and also, can go 11 deep into a bench of talented players to wear them out, which would then lead to defensive lapses which the WNBA team can then exploit. They'd probably fare better in the Eastern Conference over the Western, but still would be at the bottom. I think that they'd win a couple, and you could look back and point out how they did, and they'd probably also have a couple of unexpected wins that would be "How did *that* happen?" They'll play hard and with heart for the entire 40 minutes like they do now, but they just don't have the overall talent and depth that a WNBA roster has.

Should The WWE select Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Wrestlemania XXXI?

Hey, we're talking about a venue that could hold over 100,000 people. I don't think WWE have ever gone into the six digits before. If they can get it for next year or for 2015, you better believe they should go for it.

Who will win the 2013 NCAA Basketball tournament?

Kentucky. Oh wait.

Does the #1 of the world play against the number #3 or #4?

Unlike the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament each year during March Madness, the Seedings and Pairings in a major tennis draw do not follow a form or pre-set protocal. It is totally random. There are only a few givens when a tennis draw is created: * The #1 Seed can only play the #2 Seed in the final; which conversely means that the #3 Seed and #4 Seed also can only meet in the final. * The next four seeded players (#5,#6,#7 & #8) can only play each other in the semifinal round of a tournament but are placed in the draw to meet the Top 4 seeds in a tournament at the quarterfinal stage. * Which means that the next group of seeded players (#9 through #16) are drawn to complete the Round of 16 part of the draw and are randomly placed to meet the Top 8 seeded players but can only play each other in the quarterfinal stage of a tournament. The philosophy of a random draw allows for fairness and variety.

Who is going to win the ACC tournament Basketball? 2013?

hate to say it but I think Duke will. Ugh, that was hard to say.... and im a Duke hater dammit haha anyways, the return of Ryan Kelly is huge for Duke which will help tremendously not only in the ACC tournament but the NCAA tournament too

Does anyone have predictions for the 2013-2014 college basketball ncaa tournament all 64 teams?

ITS 66 TEAMS

When does college basketball start?

The 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball regular season will begin on November 15-16 with some early season tournaments to get the year going, as well as other tournaments throughout the month and even some in December. 2K Sports Classic November 15-16 Puerto Rico Tip-Off November 15-16 Charleston Classic November 2012 Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic November 15-16 Hall of Fame Tipoff November 16-18 Paradise Jam Tournament November 16-19 CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 19, 20 Legends Classic November 19-20 Maui Invitational Tournament November 19-21 CancĂșn Challenge November 20-21 NIT Season Tip-Off November 21-23 Great Alaska Shootout November 21-24 Battle 4 Atlantis November 22-24 Old Spice Classic November 22-23,25 Anaheim Classic November 22-23,25 Las Vegas Invitational November 23, 24 South Padre Island Invitational November 23, 24 Hoops for Hope Classic November 23, 25 Las Vegas Classic December 22-23 Diamond Head Classic December 22-23, 25

are there any HBCUs basketball teams in the ncaa tournament 2013?

Hampton University and Prairie View Women played Sunday. They both lost Hampton lost to Duke & Prairie View lost to Baylor. In Men NC A &T played Louisville and lost Thursday. I'm sure it was more but these are the one I saw.

Where is the 2013 ncaa men's basketball tournament east regional going to be held?

They still dont know

Which NCAA Men's basketball team that did not get into the 2013 NCAA tournament , deserved to be in it?

What is Mike and Mike's bracket wager for the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament?

It has something to do with an obstacle course of some kind.

What will be college basketballs top 5 teams for the 2013-14 and who will be the final four teams?

This is solely based on recruitment: KENTUCKY: Because John Calapari is a great coach and so far Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 11 NCAA recruits in the land. Also the #1 recruit, Andrew Wiggens, is undecided with Kentucky as an option. I would not be surprised if Nerlens Noel holds off on the NBA draft because of his ACL injury but it is not likely. LOUISVILLE: Only one senior will not be returning next year. Unfortunately that player is Peyton Siva. However there is Russ Smith who has been putting the team on his back throughout the tournament. OHIO STATE: Their recruiting is doing pretty well. Also DeShaun Thomas and Aaron Craft are returning for one final season. Finally the Buckeyes are always in the mix and they will this year. DUKE: Duke will need a great recruiting class if they even want to be know as the best. Well they have that. Not to mention some unknown bench warmers getting the call to start. Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly, and Mason Plumlee are all leaving. Duke has some bright talents in Josh Hairston and Quinn Cook. Jabari Parker of Chicago's Simeon High School will join the Blue Devils as a freshmen next year. He is ranked #2 on the ESPN 100. INDIANA: The Hoosiers have most of their stars returning. Players such as Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. Indiana will most likely be in the top 5. Final Four Teams: Louisville, UNC, Michigan St., and Kentucky. The chances of the final four teams making it are very slim. You can't decide without even watching the season.

Where can I find Jay Bilas 2013 ncaa mens basketball bracket selections?

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket your welcome

Why is Oregon a 12 seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament (2013)?

The committee seemed determined to put some mid-major teams in relatively high seeds this year. Also, the Pac-12 isn't the best conference this year which didn't help. They seem to be punishing teams who are in conferences that are normally good but aren't this year. Strength of schedule is also a big killer these days. You're better off getting blown out by 5 top-10 teams than blowing out 10 teams that are terrible these days. I don't know enough about Oregon to make a judgment there but my guess is their nonconference schedule isn't that great to get a 12 seed with results like that.

If I am not paid in full from a basketball bracket pool can I sue?

Well...your problem here is that these pools are illegal. So suing for not getting a payoff from an illegal enterprise is kind of like suing for not getting your cut of a bank robbery. Edit: http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/03/21/march_madness_office_pool_yes_your_ncaa_office_pool_is_probably_illegal.html Not so much...

Who is going to Win the NCAA Basketball Tournament 2013? This year?

I would love to see Duke win, but I think that Florida will be an underdog if they were able to win the close games...they've been having a problem with that. Also, I think Indiana is a powerhouse that has one of the best chances to win. I would love to see some cinderella teams make it to the sweet 16

Is there a way for me to have video copy of how the 2013 Syracuse Orangemen play their 2-3 zone defense?

What time on Thursday, March 21 is the CSU vs Missouri basketball game?

9:20 pm EST

Does the University of Denver Men's basketball team, have a good chance of making the NCAA Tournament?

When do Pac-12 basketball tickets normally go on sale?

If I buy a ticket for the sweet 16 (west regionals) is that good for both games or just one?

I bought a ticket for the ncaa sweet 16 (midwest region) - do I get to watch both games?

Yes